Former Northern Kentucky attorney and Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Deters announced that Freedom Fest in back on.
Freedom Fest is Deters’ annual free political event he hosts at his farm in Morning View, Kentucky. He unveiled the news in a nine-minute video posted to his Facebook page.
“Patriots Day Freedom Fest 2023 is back on,” Deters said in the video.
This year’s Freedom Fest would be its third iteration. It’s slated to last from 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. Prominent conservatives like Donald Trump Jr. and Candace Owens have spoken at the event in the past.
On Aug. 12, Deters announced he was canceling the event. Former President Donald Trump, who was scheduled to speak, wasn’t able to attend due to a scheduling conflict. Trump is slated to fly to the University of Iowa versus Iowa State University football game on Sept. 9.
“The reason why it’s changed is because the president wants to win Iowa,” Deters said in a prior Facebook video released on Aug. 12. “He wins Iowa, it’s over. So why not focus on Iowa. I totally get that. I’m team Trump. I support President Trump 1000 percent all the way.”
While Trump won’t be physically present, Deters said the former president would record and deliver an event-specific message that will be played during Freedom Fest.
“If you’re coming, you’re going to have a special video message that Trump is going to deliver for everybody that is coming,” Deters said.
According to Deters, some of the speakers that will be in attendance are Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dinesh D’Souza, former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, Dog the Bounty Hunter, former Acting Director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan, singer Natasha Owens and former UFC fighter Tito Ortiz.
Additionally, former Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe and Rogan “DC Draino” O’Handley will also not be attending due to scheduling conflicts.
Deters said he is looking to add other speakers to the slate in the coming weeks.